21 Unique Red Ink Tattoos That Are Sure to Stand Out

Looking for a unique tattoo? Then search no more! Today we would like to show you 21 awesome red ink tattoo designs! Any tattoo can be created but instead of being the classic black color, the tattoo will be red instead. You can opt for different red shades from bold and vibrant red to darker tones. Take a look at our top picks and you will find flowers, cool animals, trendy patterns and more. By the end of this post you will be wondering why you never thought of a stylish red tattoo before!

1. Big, Botanical Red Ink Tattoo

The first red ink tattoo we have to show you features a beautiful botanical design. This tattoo has a circular shape and is made up of plants and flowers. There is a also a stunning wolf and the thin line at the top creates a moon. It is a gorgeous tattoo that is inspired by nature. You can recreate this design or try your own botanical tattoo with any animal of your choice.

2. Pretty Floral Thigh Tattoo

If you are looking for a bold and pretty tattoo then this is for you. Here we have beautiful flowers that are tattooed on the thigh. It is such a pretty design and it will suit everyone. A tattoo like this is great for someone who wants a subtler piece of red ink body art. You can have a design like this tattooed anywhere.

Black and Red Ink Thigh Tattoo


3. Beautiful Red Butterfly Tattoo Idea

Our next tattoo idea features a stunning butterfly. The design is tattooed on the arm and it is a light red shade. We love this because it is such a unique version of a butterfly tattoo as usually these are black ink or use many vibrant colors. You can try a similar design to this or you can have any butterfly species created in red ink.

Beautiful Red Butterfly Tattoo Idea

Source: @maxim_rtatt

4. Elegant Quote Tattoo

Quotes are popular designs for tattoos. This next tattoo features a beautiful red ink quote that reads “Be strong and courageous”. It is a meaningful quote that will uplift your mood whenever you see it. Red adds extra meaning too as it is a color of strength, so a red quote is the perfect way to make you feel empowered. Choose this quote or use your favorite.

Elegant Red Ink Quote Tattoo

Source: @won_tattooer

5. Red Rose Design

Next, we have a beautiful flower tattoo to show you. This design features a single red rose that is tattooed on the thigh. Opting for a red ink colored rose gives the tattoo a unique and creative look. It is a stunning tattoo that will suit everyone. Recreate this or try an all red ink for the rose without the black details. Either way, it will look amazing.

6. Unique Floral Snake Tattoo

The next tattoo we have to show you is so unique and stylish. Here we have a red snake with a floral design instead of snake print. The red ink really suits the snake and the floral pattern gives the tattoo a creative and pretty look. Recreate this snake or you can use snake print instead of flowers.

7. Stunning Floral Tattoo Design

Looking for a floral design? If so, you need to check out this idea. Here we have a gorgeous red ink tattoo that features delicate flowers. We love this because other shades have been added to the design and the pink tones used compliment the red beautifully. It is a stunning tattoo that will suit anyone. Try a similar tattoo this or you can choose any flowers for your design.

Stunning Floral Tattoo Design

Source: @tattooist_silo

8. Trendy Red Mandala Tattoo

If you want a tattoo that stands out from the crowd, then this is for you. This design features an amazing geometric mandala that is tattooed in red ink. The red color is so vibrant and it makes the tattoo look bold and bright. It is an amazing tattoo and it is perfect for anyone who wants a statement making piece of body art. You can recreate this or design your own red mandala.

9. Gorgeous Red Lotus Idea

Lotus tattoos are so popular and it is no surprise because these designs always look amazing. However, to make your lotus tattoo a little different from the rest consider having the design tattooed in red ink. Here is a stunning example. Here we have a large lotus that is tattooed on the thigh in light red ink. As you can see, the red just makes the lotus stand out. You can try a lotus like this or try a smaller version and have it tattooed elsewhere on the body.

Gorgeous Red Lotus Tattoo Idea

Source: @tattoo.mate

10. Red Ink Wrist Tattoo

Our next idea is so trendy and edgy! This design features two red lines that are tattooed around the wrist to create two bracelet tattoos. It is such a creative idea and not only will you have a cool tattoo, but you will always look stylish and accessorized too! Try two lines like this or only have one.

11. Beautiful Arm Tattoo

Love unusual tattoos that use cool patterns? Then this idea is for you. Here we have a stunning arm tattoo that features an awesome design. It reminds us of henna tattoo but this one is a permanent one. A tattoo like this is perfect for anyone who likes boho patterns and bright colors. Recreate this or design your own funky pattern.

12. Red Ink Flower

Earlier in the post we featured a red rose flower tattoo. If you loved that one, then you may like this tattoo too. This design features flower branch, tattooed in red ink without any black details. Flowers look stunning and a smaller design like this is great for someone who wants a subtle and pretty tattoo. A tattoo like this can be tattooed anywhere on the body.

Red Ink Flower Rib Tattoo

Source: @lunachrissy

13. Geometric Hand and Wrist Tattoo

Next, we have another wrist tattoo. This one has geometric patterns with a mandala design. The tattoo also continues onto the fingers too. It is such a cool and trendy tattoo that will make a statement. We love this design because it has a henna vibe. Recreate this or you can choose a different wrist design. You can also choose not to have your fingers tattooed and just have the tattoo on the wrist.

Geometric Hand and Wrist Tattoo

Source: @ceentaur

14. Koi Fish Tattoo Design

Our next idea features another unusual and unique design. Here we have an awesome fish tattoo. The fish is so pretty and the red and orange shades used are stunning and they compliment each other perfectly. A fish like this not only looks cool, but can symbolize many things including wealth, wisdom and strength.

Koi Fish Tattoo Design

Source: @nastyafox

15. Stylish Floral Collarbone Tattoo

Collarbone tattoos are believed to be quite painful but the end result is totally worth it! Here we have a beautiful example of a red ink tattoo. This tattoo features stunning flowers that are placed just under the collarbone. It is a bold and gorgeous piece of body art that will suit anyone. Recreate this or try your own floral design.

Stylish Floral Collarbone Tattoo

Source: @mvndlss

16. Small Red Ink Tattoo

At the beginning of the post we shared a pretty heart tattoo. This one is a little similar but instead of a whole heart, this design features just the outline. By just having the outline, the tattoo is subtler but as the ink is red, you still get that cute look. A design like this is a must-have for anyone who wants a simple and stylish tattoo.

17. Red Ink Dragon Tattoo

Want a trendy tattoo that will wow? Then you need to check out this design. Here we have an amazing dragon tattoo. It has been placed on the thigh and is tattooed in bold red ink. This is just a fabulous and fierce tattoo that will look awesome on everyone. Try just the outline or you can add more red color. Not only does it look cool, but it symbolizes wisdom, strength and more.

18. Vibrant Poppies

Poppies are beautiful red flowers so it is no surprise that a poppy tattoo has made it onto this list. This next tattoo features two stunning poppies with red stems. It is a gorgeous tattoo idea and it will look amazing on anyone. A design like this one can also be used as remembrance tattoo too.

19. Live Your Life Quote Tattoo

Next, we have another cool quote tattoo to share with you. This design features elegant red font that reads “live your life”. A tattoo like this is a reminder to do what makes you happy and to stay motivated. You can recreate this trendy tattoo or choose your own quote. A design like this can be placed anywhere on the body.

Live Your Life Quote Tattoo

Source: @peterocktat2

20. Elegant Red Tattoo Design

Our next tattoo idea is elegant, bold and beautiful. The design is tattooed on the back of the leg. It has a stunning pattern that has a botanical, leafy vibe. This is a stylish tattoo and a pattern like this will suit everyone. You can try this design or create your own unique red pattern.

21. Red and Black Ink Tattoo

The last red tattoo we have to show you features a gorgeous, floral design. The tattoo features two gorgeous flowers – one i black ink and other in red. This is such a unique tattoo idea with a great placement too.

We hope you have been inspired by these red tattoo designs!

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